Saturday, June 30, 2007

100 Favorite Films

The following is a personal list of favorites and is intended as nothing more.

1902
A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès)

1907
Tunneling the English Channel (Méliès)

1915
Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade)

1920
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene)

1922
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler
(Fritz Lang)
Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau)

1924
The Last Laugh (Murnau)

1927
Sunrise (Murnau)

1928
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)

1929
The Man with the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)

1931
M (Lang)

1932
Freaks (Tod Browning)
Vampyr
(Dreyer)

1933
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
(Lang)

1934
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)
The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer)
It's a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod)

1935
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)

1939
Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1940
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)

1941
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)

1942
The Palm Beach Story (Sturges)

1943
The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)

1945
The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)

1946
Notorious (Hitchcock)

1948
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)

1949
Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju)

1951
Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu)
Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock)

1952
Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi)

1953
The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)

1954
The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)

1955
Dementia (John Parker)
Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)
Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
Ordet (Dreyer)

1956
The Searchers (John Ford)

1957
Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur)

1958
Man of the West (Mann)
Touch of Evil (Welles)

1959
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Resnais)
Rio Bravo (Hawks)

1959-1979
The Antoine Doinel Films (Francois Truffaut)

1960
The Apartment (Wilder)
L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)

1961
La Notte (Antonioni)

1962
Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey)
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford)

1963
Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard)
8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller)

1964
Gertrud (Dreyer)
The Naked Kiss (Fuller)

1966
Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki)

1967
Branded to Kill (Suzuki)
Playtime (Jacques Tati)
Weekend (Godard)

1968
Faces (John Cassavetes)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)

1969
Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)

1970
Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)

1972
Solaris (Tarkovsky)

1973
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)

1974
Céline and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog)
F For Fake (Welles)
The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel)

1976
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Cassavetes)

1977
Stroszek (Herzog)
3 Women (Altman)

1979
Stalker (Tarkovsky)
Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)

1983
Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)

1984
L'Amour à Mort (Resnais)

1985
After Hours (Scorsese)

1986
The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)

1988
Damnation (Béla Tarr)
Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)

1989
The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

1993
Short Cuts (Altman)

1994
Sátántangó (Tarr)

1995
Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)

1997
The River (Tsai Ming-Liang)

1998
The Hole (Tsai)

1999
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)

2000
Platform (Jia Zhang-Ke)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr)

2001
Millenium Mambo (Hou)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)

2005
Grizzly Man (Herzog)
Three Times (Hou)
The Wayward Cloud (Tsai)

4 comments:

Mr. No One said...

You don't seem to be an admirer of Bunuel in that way. Why don't you post something exclusively on surrealist movies?

Mr. No One said...

The Bicycle Thief (1948) deserves to get a place.

andrew schenker said...

The Bicycle Thief is certainly a fine film, but this is strictly a list of personal favorites and there are at least a 100 other films I'd rather watch.

andrew schenker said...

I do like Bunuel. I included my favorite of his films, The Phantom of Liberty, on the list.